A Shoebox Of Snow is a BBC Radio 4 afternoon play about an elderly couple who save hoards of trinkets, knick-knacks, doodads, thingamajigs and whatnots in shoeboxes in their home. When they’re threatened with eviction by the council they can only take a shoebox with them and a touching story unfolds about the meanings we attach to treasured objects and why we save them.
I was a writer/producer working with Savvy Productions and tasked with developing a multiplatform strategy for the play that would extend its life beyond single broadcast and generate conversation and participation.
A Shoebox Of Snow Blog was set up to collect stories from listeners about the things that they hoard. The blog used the social sound platform Audioboo as a tool so people could share their stories with one click.